Category Archives: technology

Green Screen Tutorial

Here is a wonderful tutorial from a kindergarten teacher about using green screens in your classroom to create movies. 

April Kreitzer Wolfe  will walk you through the process step by step.

Read more here: http://wolfelicious.blogspot.com/2012/04/green-screen-tutorial.html

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New to Interactive Whiteboards? Here’s some help and advice

This is a great article with links to lots of other articles about using Whiteboards in the Classroom.  It is written by teacher and tech guru Danny Nicholson.  Here’s the link:  http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2014/01/new-school-new-whiteboard-help-advice/

How The Best Web Tools Fit Into Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/best-web-tools-blooms-digital-taxonomy/  This is a really cool post by Edudemic.

best web tools digital taxonomy

Running Record Toolbox

iPhone Screenshot 1 This app looks awesome for all reading teachers.  Created by teachers and available for just 99  cents.  Download it for your iPhone or iPad.  Here is more info:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/running-record-toolbox/id669076125?mt=8

Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series)

Having students create videos is a great way to create cross curricular lessons and allow kids time to work on collaboration skills.  It is also another fabulous example of how to use technology for assessment purposes.

QR Codes

The use of QR codes in classrooms is growing rapidly.  They can be used for so many different things!!  Here is a video that can help you get started using QR codes.  I especially like the idea of having kids make an audio recording of themselves and then creating a QR code of the recording.  People can scan the code to listen to the report.  Very Cool!

Smart Response

I am so lucky to have a Smart Board in my classroom, and I am just beginning to discover the endless possibilities that a Smart Board brings to a classroom.  A Smart response system can be used for quick assessment purposes in your classroom.  Here is a video about using the Smart response system: 

 

 

E-Portfolios

As more schools integrate technology into the curriculum, they are going paperless.  Online portfolios are a good option for collecting homework,  assigning projects, and assessing work.  Mary Beth Hertz offers some helpful hints for creating E-portfolios in your classroom.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/e-portfolios-in-the-classroom-mary-beth-hertz

Technology and Assessment

Monica Burns has created a slide show with numerous ideas and resources for teachers looking to use technology for assessment in their classroom.

http://www.slideshare.net/missburns2/free-assessment-tools-for-classrooms-using-onetoone-technology

Using Technology For Assessment

Check out this great article by Libby Gray Brien.  “Best Tech Tools For Classroom Assessment”

http://www.olecommunity.com/using-technology-to-create-administer-and-analyze-the-results-of-classroom-assessments/

Wonderful ideas here including, the use of Google Docs, using iPads as clickers, creating online portfolios, blogs, and online performance tasks for assessment.